Category: Soccer

Lionel Messi’s Foot Sends Penalty Kick Into Lore

Photo Lionel Messi, left, and Luis Suárez celebrated a goal after an unusual penalty kick. Credit Lluis Gene/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Leave it to Lionel Messi to turn a straightforward penalty kick into a breathtaking moment. With Barcelona up, 3-1, on Celta Vigo on Sunday night, Messi stepped up to take a penalty. But…

Arsenal 2, Leicester City 1: Arsenal Cuts the Gap With a Comeback Against Leicester

Photo Danny Welbeck, center, scored the game-winning in his return from injury. Credit Glyn Kirk/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — “Don’t wake us, please, we are dreaming,” the Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri, had implored the media before his team’s Premier League game at Arsenal. Sorry, Mr. Ranieri. It may have been Valentine’s Day,…

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